June 12, 2024
Consider the following statements :
1 Under the Himachal Pradesh Ceiling on Land Holding Act, 1972, the daughter of a family will be made a separate unit to give them the right to own land.
2. The youth of the state will be provided 40% subsidy to set up solar power projects on their own/leased land.
Which of these formed the highlights of the Himachal Pradesh Budget 2023-24?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Consider the following statements :
1. The Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Himachal Pradesh for 2023-24 (at current prices) is projected to be Rs 2.14 lakh crore
2. The projected GSDP of H.P. for 2023-24 (current prices), amounts to a growth of 23% over 2022-23.
Which of the statements given below is/are correct as per the Himachal Pradesh Budget 2023-24?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Which of the following is/are correct in light of the proposals made in the Himachal Pradesh Budget 2023-24?
1. Rs. 857 crore for Tribal Development Program.
2. Rs. 104 crore for Backward Area Development Program.
3. Rs. 2,399 crore for Scheduled Caste Development Program.
Select the answer using the codes given below:
  • (A) 1 and 3 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) 1 and 2 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
Which of the following statements is/are incorrect with regard to the Himachal Pradesh Budget 2023-24?
1 Total revenue receipts for 2023-24 are estimated to be Rs 38,000 crore, a decrease of 2% from the revised estimate of 2022-23.
2. Of this, Rs 16,473 crore (43%) will be raised by the state through its own resources.
Select the answer using the codes:
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Which of the following is/are correct in the light of the Himachal Pradesh Budget 2023-24?
1. Himachal Pradesh’s total own tax revenue is estimated to be Rs 13,026 crore in 2023-24.
A higher own tax revenue (OTR) as % of GSDP indicates a poor ability to harvest taxes from the economic activities in the state.
3. In 2022-23, Himachal Pradesh’s OTR as % of GSDP is estimated at 5.6% at the revised stage, lower than the average for all states.
Select the answer using the codes given below:
  • (A) 1 and 3 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 1 and 2 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
Which of the following is/are incorrect with regard to the Himachal Pradesh Budget 2023-24?
1. Himachal Pradesh has allocated 18.9% of its total expenditure towards education.
2. This allocation is less than the average allocation for education by other states.
Select the answer using the codes given below:
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Which of the following is/are correct in light of the Himachal Pradesh Budget 2023-24?
1. Himachal Pradesh has allocated 7.4% of its expenditure towards roads and bridges.
2. This is higher than the average allocation towards roads and bridges by states.
Select the answer using the codes given below:
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Consider the following statements regarding the Himachal Pradesh Budget 2023-24:
1. The state Government will take effective steps to develop Himachal Pradesh as a ‘Green Energy State’ by 31st March, 2024.
2. To achieve this goal, 20 Panchayats in each district of the State will be developed as Green Panchayats on a pilot basis.
3. Solar power projects with capacity ranging from 500 KW to 1 MW capacity will be set up in these Panchayats.
4. A solar power based “Battery Energy Storage System Project” will be set up in Pangi to strengthen its power supply system.
Select the incorrect statement(s) using the code given below:
  • (A) 1 and 3 only
  • (B) 2 and 4 only
  • (C) 1 and 2 only
  • (D) 3 and 4 only
Which of the following is/are correct w.r.t. the Himachal Pradesh Budget 2023-24?
1. Himachal Pradesh Power Sector Development Programme has been planned with the help of the Asian Development Bank.
2. Under this, there is a provision to construct solar power projects with a capacity of 200 MW and to construct 11 sub-stations serving 13 towns of the State.
Select the answer using the codes given below:
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2 
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Which of the following is/are correct w.r.t. the Himachal Pradesh Budget 2023-24?
1. The Fifteenth Finance Commission has recommended Rs.1,000 crore for Mandi Airport and Rs.400 crore for Kangra Airport.
2. The Social Impact Assessment (SIA) survey of both the Airports has already been completed .
Select the answer using the codes given below:
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2 
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
As per the Himachal Pradesh Budget 2023-24, the Government is developing Heliports at?
1 Rampur
2. Baddi
3. Kanganidhar
Select the answer using the codes given below:
  • (A) 1 and 3 only
  • (B)  2 and 3 only
  • (C) 1 and 2 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
As per the Himachal Pradesh Budget 2023-24, which district will be developed as “Tourism Capital” of Himachal Pradesh with the objective of decongesting other popular tourist destinations?
  • (A) Sirmaur
  • (B) Kangra
  • (C) Lahaul and Spiti
  • (D) Mandi
As per the Himachal Pradesh Budget 2023-24, a large zoo is being setup at a total cost of Rs.300 crore which will boost tourism. This zoo will be constructed in three phases, in an area of 180 hectare. Which district has been chosen for this?
  • (A) Una
  • (B) Solan
  • (C) Chamba
  • (D) Kangra
As per the Himachal Pradesh Budget 2023-24, a comprehensive tourism development scheme has been prepared at a cost of Rs.1,311 crore with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It includes the development of which of the following?
1. Wayside amenities.
2. Development of Shiv Dham.
3. Beautification of heritage sites.
4. Roller skating rinks.
Select the answer using the codes given below:
  • (A) 1, 3 and 4 only
  • (B) 2, 3 and 4 only
  • (C) 1, 2 and 4 only 
  • (D) 1, 2, 3 and 4
As per the Himachal Pradesh Budget 2023-24 the Government’s priority would be to develop tourism sector by providing employment to the local youth in this sector. For this, a “Centre of Excellence” in tourism and hospitality sectors is being set up at?
  • (A) Palampur
  • (B) Sangla
  • (C) Narkanda
  • (D) Waknaghat

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